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Strike a Chord Women for Rosie’s Place

by Ruthann Baler

The concert is being organized by Strike a Chord Concerts for Charity, which has raised more than $20,000 for Boston-area nonprofits through eleven concerts since 2007.  In addition to acoustic music, the event will feature women’s artwork, crafts, and raffle prizes, with proceeds benefitting the shelter.

Admission is through donations, with La Carreta offering a discount to patrons who make a contribution to Rosie’s Place. The concert will be held in the restaurant’s function room and will feature a casual, festival atmosphere, inviting music and art lovers to attend for a few songs or stay for the entire show. 

“Thank you to all involved with Strike a Chord Concerts for Charity,” said Rosie’s Place Executive Director Sue Marsh. “As Rosie’s Place does not accept any government funding, fundraising events such as Strike a Chord help Rosie’s Place continue to provide services for the poor and homeless women who come through our doors every day.” 

“We are proud to host this important event and be part of a community-wide initiative that is helping to make a difference in the lives of others,” said La Carreta owner Antonio Aguirre.  “Giving back to the community is a priority for our business, and I can’t think of a better way to help raise money than through local music and art.” 

More than 30 women of all ages and genres will perform during the concert. The evening will be co-hosted by singer-songwriter Ellen Schmidt of Concord and spoken word artist Cheryl Perreault of Hopkinton. For a complete list of musicians and a schedule of their performances, visit Strike a Chord Concerts for Charity on Facebook:!/pages/Strike-a-Chord-Concerts-for-Charity/268627683942

About Rosie’s Place 

Rosie’s Place, a sanctuary for poor and homeless women, offers emergency and long-term assistance to women who have nowhere else to turn. Founded in 1974, Rosie’s Place welcomes each guest with respect and unconditional love. Rosie’s Place accepts no government funds, and relies instead on committed volunteers and private supporters to accomplish its effective and innovative work. and also on Facebook.

About Strike a Chord Concerts for Charity 

Strike a Chord Concerts for Charity, founded by Holliston musician Ruthann Baler, supports nonprofit organizations by raising money and awareness through concerts by Boston-area musicians.  More than $20,000 has been raised through 11 concerts since 2007 for: The Gulf 2 Fund, based in Holliston, which sends weekly care packages to local troops serving in Afghanistan and Iraq,   School on Wheels (, which provides educational advocacy and resources to children experiencing homelessness, and Art Because Breast Cancer Foundation (, and The Home for Little Wanderers (  For more information, email , visit or visit Strike a Chord Concerts for Charity on Facebook.  

About La Carreta Mexican Restaurant

La Carreta Mexican serves a variety of authentic Mexican dishes made fresh daily, with sauces made from scratch using the restaurant’s own special recipes.  In addition to the Framingham restaurant, La Carreta has three locations in New Hampshire. Visit La Carreta on Facebook.